Saturday, May 29, 2010
Batman Gotham After Midnight
I recently read the graphic novel Gotham After Midnight and as far as Batman stories goes this was not very good and was unoriginal. The story has Batman fight many villains Catwoman, Clayface, Killer Croc, Man-Bat, Scarecrow Axe-man (no idea as to who that is think they made him up special for this story just to be another villain for Batman to fight) and the Joker who are all being controlled/being used as distractions by the main villain of the book. Most of the characters are out of character to some degree, somewhat explained in the book for some characters but other like Batman are out of character for no discernible reason. I honestly thought that they were going to have Batman be under some mild mind control to explain why he was acting the way he was but they didn't. There is a subplot romance and an extremely predicable twist at the end of the story.
As for the art; didn't like it. Too abstract at times, too strange at others, too difficult to figure out what the hell was going on occasionally, and there seemed to be panels that had images unconnected with the storyline entirely.